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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by encina1, Aug 20, 2012.

  1. encina1

    encina1 Newbie
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    I assume the answer is "yes," but I don't want to assume this. Since the Galaxy Nexus is found in many countries, can I take my LTE GN overseas and be able to charge it? I am traveling to Egypt, and while the phone won't work, I will want to use it as a media device. Laptops can take power from 100-240v, but can this phone? If I cannot, I can try charging it through a USB port. But can I wall charge it with just an adapter, or do I need a converter?

    Thanks.
     



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  2. jj14x

    jj14x Android Expert

    Well, that really depends on the adapter/converter that you use. The phone expects a constant voltage. It is up to the charger that you use - whether it can accept 100-240v or not. Check the charger (it should have the input voltage range imprinted on it)
     
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  3. encina1

    encina1 Newbie
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    Well now I feel dumb. Yes, my adapter (that came with the phone) says 100-240v. I just failed to look there when I was seeking the solution.

    So that means my phone should be able to handle it and it won't fry itself?

    If so, all I need is the adapter and not the converter. Nice!
     
  4. nomarsgirl

    nomarsgirl Android Enthusiast

    Yup. I brought my old phone to Europe and charged it with no problems. More and more products are being made with dual voltage making those heavy converters unnecessary for many travelers.
     
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  5. encina1

    encina1 Newbie
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    Thanks. I had my OG Droid last time in Europe, and didn't think about using it or bringing a charger for it. This time, I go prepared.
     
  6. jj14x

    jj14x Android Expert

    You could take it one step further and get one of the 2 in 1 chargers - I picked one up that is a car charger, but has two prongs on it that allow the charger to convert to a wall charger.

    It looks like this - T-Mobile 2 in 1 Wall and Car Charger - As Low As $4.95 - bought when they had a special 2 for $5 shipped. I keep one in my car (for overnight travel), and the other in my laptop case (out of state/overseas travel). I've been using these for a couple of years now and they seem to work great.

    Since the charger you have already supports 100-240v, you should be good to go (just need the adapter).
     

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